Brigham Young University – Hawaii (BYUH)

55-220 Kulanui Street, Laie, HI

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Brigham Young University-Hawaii is located in Laie, on the northern portion of the island of Oahu. BYUH was established by missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter Day Saints who had set out to establish missions in Polynesia. As the mission grew, a purchase was made of a plantation in Laiewai and Laiemalo that gave the church the necessary acreage to further its mission and establish a school. Over time the school grew and went through various iterations until it was declared the Hawaii campus of Bringham Young University in 1974. BYU-Hawaii stresses academic excellence and religious values, mixing secular and spiritual educations to ensure students become well rounded individuals.


BYUH offers bachelor's programs for a variety of majors, and stresses the importance of academic excellence. BYUH was ranked 23rd best school in the western region by U.S. News and World Report, the only school in Hawaii to do so.

Programs offered at BYUH include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

BYUH uses test scores, GPA and personal factors to determine whether a student is right for their school. Those wishing to apply should have a minimum of a 3.5 GPA and either a 25 or better on the ACT test or 1130 on the SAT. Applications should be filled out and sent by the given deadline and arrangements made for any transcripts or test scores to be delivered. Applications will not be reviewed until all documents are received.

Financial aid is available to students at BYUH. Interested students should visit the Office of Financial Aid and Student Accounts as well as fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Members of the Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter Day Saints will receive a discount in tuition as it 70% of the fees will be covered by the church.


BYUH participates in NCAA Division II athletic competitions. The teams are known as the Seasiders. BYUH has received 19 titles in different sports.

Sports Programs:

  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Dance Team
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Cross Country
  • Soft Ball

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the students Brigham Young University – Hawaii accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Brigham Young University – Hawaii is around 2,700 students. The student body is made up of 100% undergraduate students and 19% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $5,100-$6,100 per year
  • Per unit charges are around $350 for part time students
  • Room and board is estimated to cost around $7,000

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid85%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships82%$3,707
Receiving Student Loans23%$4,175

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Brigham Young University – Hawaii may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

BYUH has an overall graduation rate which is close to 47%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years28%
Graduating in 5 Years7%
Graduating in 6 Years10%

Intercollegiate Athletics

BYUH is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Pacific West Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences


English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Science Technology

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Brigham Young University – Hawaii for official up-to-date information.

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